The Kyocera KYOTOP Damascus HIP is part of the Kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Kitchen knife models like the KYOTOP Damascus HIP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Cutting performance: Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.
Handle comfort: Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.
Handle balance: Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
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